Ted Dardani

Investment Professional


Ted is a founding Partner of Harkness Capital and an Investment Committee member. He has been an investor and worked with service businesses for over 25 years. Prior to Harkness Capital, he was a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners (NY) and helped to lead investments in the Business and Financial Services group. He has been involved in investments in logistics, specialty financial services, BPO, education services, facilities management, rental services, consumer services and leasing/equipment rental. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he was a Principal at DB Capital Partners and from 1992-1996, a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Ted earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Key Experience

  • Private equity investor in services for over 25 years
  • Board Member: Southwest Foodservice Excellence, Kane is Able, Jacobson Companies, RSC Equipment Rental, Exlservice; Ariel Re (observer), American Skiing Co. and Prestige Brands
  • Other: Has 4 kids and lives in Hudson Valley NY, Actively involved in coaching lacrosse, semi retired golfer, serves on the board of trustees of the Westminster School (CT), and the National Board of U.S. Lacrosse
  • Fun Facts: Born and raised in New England and is a Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots fan, but none of his kids are.